What's a cyclist to do when a jacket is overkill but a vest isn't warm enough? Louis Garneau's Cabriolet Women's Jacket provides the answer. It features a removable-sleeve construction that lets you armor up against chilly gusts while giving you the possibility to cool down if things heat up on the road. The secret is in the removable sleeves and back panel, which attach with magnets to make a windproof layer when you need one, and quickly detach to expose the mesh back panels and underarms if you're looking to increase ventilation. Sleeves or no, the Hex O2 fabric efficiently cuts the wind, while the inner zipper flap blocks drafts and the zipper garage prevents chin irritation. The details are all there, too, with stretch trim at the wrists, a drawcord at the hem, and safety-boosting reflective accents at the front, back, and sleeves. Zippered pockets at the front and back provide convenient spots for sleeves, snacks, and tools, while the hidden media pocket keeps your phone or radio secure and has a cord port for easy, tangle-free routing.
I have second thoughts about buying Louis Garneau Cabriolet Jacket - Women's Bright Yellow, L, but it turns out that I dind't make a mistake.